12 Nov 2014

National Lotto - Storyboards.

So, this is actually quite an old project now, but since I couldn't put it public at the time... I forgot to post it here (O_O)

This was a very interesting project, the Style is beautiful, and was great to work in. Below are the final presentation boards- the script was going through quite a few changes while I was working on it. A Few of the charities participating would alter, and originally it was Bill Baily who was to be the narrator. I believe it was Ricky Tomlinson who was the final narrator for this project.

Below are the first few boards: 


So this is what I've been underground working on recently: Rock 'N' Rolling Snowman!

13 Sep 2014

Shortvisions International Short Film Festival

Can't believe that Bertie is STILL doing festivals in 2014... I'm pretty sure this has to be our last one. It's our Chinese premiere! 

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25 Mar 2014

Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs- Nickelodeon Promo

So, a while back I was asked if I wanted to work on boarding a Cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2 promo for Nickelodeon- and of course said Yes! It sounded awesome! ... but in reality it was so much more complex- but I still got to draw the characters and it was being done through Blue-Zoo, a studio I love to work for.

We were given clips of characters from the film on a alpha channel. Using the clips, we had to create a promo which started out on the Nickelodeon logo and ended on the Cloudy logo. So the characters couldn't be reanimated, we had to create backgrounds and camera moves which they fit into- sort of a collage.
Unfortunately the first 4 clips we were given were short, and obscure. Lucky for me! the Blue Zoo guys had allready had several ideas of how to patch the clips together. I just had to draw them in a way to see if they worked, and then to make them look appealing to the client.

Here are the presentation boards of the 3 ideas. The last one (Gone fishing) is the one that was decided on.  

'Popcorn' Using just 1 clip of the characters- the main characters. 

'Ahoy' This uses all 4 of the first set of clips given to us. 

'Gone Fishing' below is version 5 (or higher?) of 'Gone Fishing'. The water changed a few times, an loads more character clips were released for use.  

15 Jan 2014


Wow. Still doing some festivals in 2014 (O_O)
Bertie Crisp will be screening in this years Lichtspielklub Short Film Festival - British Shorts in Berlin!

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6 Jan 2014


Oh yes... and a merry new year. :D 

.... I have a feeling its going to be a good one :D

Un Advent Day 5 Banner.

So for day 5 of un-advent (30th of Dec) I was asked to do a banner for the
Skwigly Online Animation Magazine's webpage. 

I made this: 

You can find this, and many more excellent banners in the Skwigly Banners Archive: 

28 Nov 2013

EMPTY POOLS - Slack Tide

Its finally available! Premiered on the Guardian Website!

"For the deliciously crumpled sweetness of their new single Slack Tide, the band decided to create possibly one of the most charmingly depressing animated videos of all time. Directed by Francesca Adams (and premiered here), the video shows a sad cartoon man going through the daily monotonies of life as he struggles to cope with living on a series of circular planets. In the end, well, he just jumps off the metaphorical treadmill." (-Extract from the Guardian) 

Read in full here:

Alan is fed up of his day to day routine and decides to take the saying 'Stop the world, I want to get off' quite literally.


Music by Empty Pools, from debut album 'Saturn Reruns'
http://battle.greedbag.com/empty-pools (UK, AUS, NZ)
http://enclaves.greedbag.com/empty-pools (rest of world)

Directed and animated by Francesca Adams

Additional animation by Kristina Yee and Rebecca Barbusica
Additional sound by Axle Kith Ee Cheeng

6 Nov 2013

Interfilm BERLIN

Bertie Crisp is screening at this years Interfilm International Short Film Festival in BERLIN! 
Its screening in 'Internation Competition' in the 'Family Factor' category. 

You can find out more information here: